Hobby photographer Graham Wells said there is always a reason why you should carry a camera when you live in the Bundaberg Region, and this was proven as he captured images of a pod of dolphins in the Burnett River.
Taking advantage of the beautiful winter weather Graham, known as Gray, and his wife Ann set out for a midday walk on Saturday when they saw the dolphins.
“We thought we would go for a bit of a walk at the harbour at Burnett Heads when we saw the dolphins,” Gray said.
“They were about 10 metres out (from the shore) just over the side of the rock wall and going up the Burnett River.”
Gray said the dolphins put on a show as they tail slapped the water and played about.
“We have seen dolphins heaps of times and have found it easier to film them in a movie rather than taking photos as they move so fast and it’s easy to miss,” he said.
“We’ve lived here for 28 years and I’ve found we have plenty of wildlife in the region.
“It really does help to keep your eyes open wherever you go and have that camera handy.
“I enjoy taking photos because it helps me to know where I have been, and I post them on my Facebook page.”
Dolphins in Burnett River
The 75-year-old retiree said he wasn’t sure what type of dolphins were in the pod, but he said they appeared quite small.
According to the Department of Environment and Science there are six species of dolphins that have been known to inhabit waterways around Bundaberg.
These include the offshore bottlenose dolphin and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin.
Gray said for anyone looking out for dolphins in the Burnett River he found they were more likely to be out and about in the morning.
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